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Middle Plantation Club Records

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1996.09

Scope and Contents

Records of the Middle Plantation Club of Williamsburg, Virginia, which was founded  by Rawls Byrd in 1966. The collection includes organizational histories, membership directories and rosters, meeting minutes, scrapbooks of club events, and other material.


  • 1960-2015
  • Majority of material found in 1970-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

Middle Plantation Club of Williamsburg, Virginia was begun by Rawls Byrd in 1966. The club was composed of men approaching or at retirement age and its purpose was to promote sociability, good fellowship and recreational activities. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


3.30 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gifts via the Williamsburg Historic Records Association. Acc. 2010.016 was received in January 2010 through Will Molineux. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member. Acc. 2016. 042, flash drive data, was received on 3/10/2016.

Guide to the Middle Plantation Club Records
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository